H.R. 1681 (112th): Every Child Deserves a Family Act


May 3, 2011
112th Congress, 2011–2013

Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on May 3, 2011, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.


Fortney “Pete” Stark

Representative for California's 13th congressional district



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Last Updated: May 3, 2011
Length: 12 pages

About the bill

Full Title

To prohibit discrimination in adoption or foster care placements based on the sexual orientation, gender identity, or marital status of any prospective adoptive or foster parent, or the sexual orientation or gender identity of the child involved.

Summary (CRS)

5/3/2011--Introduced.Every Child Deserves a Family Act - Prohibits an entity that receives federal assistance and is involved in adoption or foster care placements from discriminating against prospective adoptive or foster ... Read more >

The bill’s title was written by its sponsor.


May 3, 2011

This is the first step in the legislative process.

This is a House of Representatives bill in the United States Congress (indicated by the “H.R.” in “H.R. 1681”). A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.


114 cosponsors (113D, 1R) (show)
Committee Assignments

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There have been no roll call votes related to this bill.

Related Bills

Legislative action may be ocurring on one of these bills in lieu of or in parallel to action on this bill.

H.R. 3827 (111th) was a previous version of this bill.

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Oct 15, 2009

S. 1770 (Related)
Every Child Deserves a Family Act

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Nov 1, 2011

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